Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
Top 10 Cliff Burton Metallica Songs
We remember Cliff Burton with our picks for the Top 10 songs from his time in Metallica.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Dinosaur Jr. on ‘Late Night With David Letterman’
Sure, David Letterman was probably better known known back in the '80s and early-'90s for booking unknown and sonically challenging bands than he is today.
20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Jack White
With Jack White's second solo album, 'Lazaretto,' out this month and a summer calendar full of headlining gigs and festival dates already heating up, now's the perfect time to check out some crazy and cool facts about the famed White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather rocker that yo…
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Weezer on ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’
If you happen to be the parent of a toddler and not afraid of television permanently rotting the little dude or dudette's brain -- or if you've ever spent a few hours trying to keep a rambunctious two year old entertained -- you know there are two kinds of children's television shows.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – M.I.A on ‘Seth Meyers’
To the majority of the TV-set-owning world, she's known as the (who's that?) girl who flipped the bird during Madonna's halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI, setting off a legal firestorm with the FCC so ridiculous you'd think she flashed her nipple on live TV in front of a bi…
What Would David Lynch’s ‘Return of the Jedi’ Look Like?
It's long been common knowledge to 'Star Wars' scholars and David Lynch fans that the director was once offered a chance to direct 'Return of the Jedi.'
TV’s Most Surreal Musical Performances – Nine Inch Nails on ‘Dance Party USA’
Trent Reznor can laugh about it all he wants these days, but there must have been at least a part of him that was thrilled for the chance to parade his Nine Inch Nails in front of a national television audience on 'Dance Party USA' in the months following the release of their debut album, …
Coldplay Bring Some ‘Magic’ to ‘Jimmy Fallon’
Fresh off an appearance on 'Saturday Night Live,' Coldplay didn't have far to travel when they turned up on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' last night to perform 'Magic.'
7 Rockers Who Went Broke
Many rock stars have learned that money doesn't buy happiness, but raking in a bunch of loot and then and then losing it certainly can have you singing the blues.
30 Years Later, ‘Spinal Tap’ Still Rings True for Real-Life Rock Stars
Anyone who has ever seen 'This Is Spinal Tap' knows it's funny as all hell.
Are Josh Homme and Trent Reznor Planting the Seeds for Their Own Music Fest?
The way Josh Homme sees it, if things go well on Queens of the Stone Age's upcoming co-headlining tour of Australia with Nine Inch Nails, the concept could be expanded to a sort of touring festival that's inspired by the curatorial aspects of Trent Reznor's Beats Audio streaming music…
The Worst Rock Tattoos Ever
When it comes to rock tattoos, there are cool ones, there are bad ones and then there are those that people wake up in a daze with, unsure how they got them and hoping that perhaps they are only temporary (they're not). Not all of the following ink pieces fall into that third category -- but th…